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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 25th, 2013, 03:25 PM
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Posted By abwiz
What is the Digi device you are referring to.?

What is the Digi device you are referring to.?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 25th, 2013, 03:20 PM
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Views: 1,123
Posted By abwiz
Implicit would mean that a packet of known data...

Implicit would mean that a packet of known data is sent on a scheduled interval (RPI). An HMI is usually considered explicit since the data that is being requested is constantly changing depending...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 25th, 2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,123
Posted By abwiz
What are you connecting to? Something that has...

What are you connecting to? Something that has an implicit connection?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 25th, 2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 829
Posted By abwiz
RS 500 is the software environment for some of...

RS 500 is the software environment for some of the AB controllers. I assume you have the right software for the PLC you have.

Are you stuck with programming or connecting to the existing...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 25th, 2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 972
Posted By abwiz
The high speed counter on these is simply that. ...

The high speed counter on these is simply that. It does not record a time stamp for you to see the difference in time. In fact, there is no native RTC on this processor (you have to buy the RTC...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 25th, 2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 629
Posted By abwiz
REG inputs are considered high speed inputs cause...

REG inputs are considered high speed inputs cause they can sample the change of state and do something very fast.

A typical example is on a servo drive where a home sensor or registration sensor...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 24th, 2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,635
Posted By abwiz
Or if you are an old school ladder guy, you could...

Or if you are an old school ladder guy, you could do this is in about 11 rungs of code.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 24th, 2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,635
Posted By abwiz
How bout using a FOR NEXT loop to go though each...

How bout using a FOR NEXT loop to go though each index of the array and count the 1's found.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 18th, 2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,211
Posted By abwiz
Our layout requires no transfer of pallets. It is...

Our layout requires no transfer of pallets. It is just an oval loop configuration with about 10 station stops (and lift/locate units.)

I am just curious what approach people take for traffic...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 18th, 2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,211
Posted By abwiz
I realize that 'power and free' is a somewhat...

I realize that 'power and free' is a somewhat generic term. The application I am working on is a Bosch brand system. The pallets (pucks) ride on belts asynchronously and there are stops and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 18th, 2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,211
Posted By abwiz
Anyone have any feedback about this?

Anyone have any feedback about this?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 18th, 2013, 07:45 AM
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Views: 1,716
Posted By abwiz
The ServoActionStatus bit is read only and is...

The ServoActionStatus bit is read only and is always on for a Virtual Axis. A Virtual Axis is always under servo control.

I am not sure what the problem is. You should set up your logic so...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 17th, 2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,211
Posted By abwiz
Bosch Power and Free Conveyor

I know this is pretty simple stuff (programming wise) but just curious if anyone has any 'solid' templates for traffic control of pallets with these systems.

Just curious to see what schemes...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 28th, 2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,781
Posted By abwiz
That sounds good. Let us know how it goes.

That sounds good. Let us know how it goes.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 25th, 2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,781
Posted By abwiz
I follow you on the the collision issue. I did...

I follow you on the the collision issue. I did not realize it was the part itself that was the crash point. A design problem, eh?

If your continuous task is that slow, then your only option...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 25th, 2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,781
Posted By abwiz
Eric is right that you want to wire the sensor to...

Eric is right that you want to wire the sensor to the REG input on drive. This will give you the most accurate encoder value. The MAR instruction will be what you use for this encoder capture.
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 25th, 2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,781
Posted By abwiz
Is there a reason that you need to stop quickly...

Is there a reason that you need to stop quickly after the edge of the sensor is found? Are you going to hit the sensor physically?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 12th, 2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By abwiz
You are not using the correct function. You want...

You are not using the correct function. You want the following.

&Set [PLC]HMI_User CurrentUserName()

This should work. Just put this in the PressAction dialog and replace the tag I am using...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 12th, 2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By abwiz
If you are using Site Edition, you can create a...

If you are using Site Edition, you can create a BUTTON object that writes to different tag values at the same time. No real VBA required.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 12th, 2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By abwiz
The way I have done it using ME is to use a login...

The way I have done it using ME is to use a login macro. The login macro assigns a PLC tag to the CurrentUser() function.

When the application starts, the DEFAULT user is logged in and the PLC tag...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 11th, 2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
Posted By abwiz
OPC Clients are typically embedded in...

OPC Clients are typically embedded in applications such as HMI and data collection systems, SCADA, etc.

They are essentially the middle man between the application (HMI, SCADA, etc) and the OPC...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 10th, 2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By abwiz
You will set the HMI drivers to match the...

You will set the HMI drivers to match the configuration of the NET module. The MLX1200 is essentially blind to it.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 10th, 2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By abwiz
I am not sure what exactly you are trying to do. ...

I am not sure what exactly you are trying to do. If you are using the HMI's to talk to the MLX1200, you don't need to do anything. They will do the job of initiating commuincation.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 10th, 2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By abwiz
You are not doing anything with the IP address of...

You are not doing anything with the IP address of the MLX1200. This is still using the DF1 protocol using its COM port. The IP address is set inside the NET-ENI module. That is what is seen by the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 8th, 2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Oee
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Posted By abwiz
Oee

I have a piece of equipment that shows machine efficiency calculations. They use a standard formula that divides GoodParts/Operating Time.

I have always used OEE so I am wondering if anyone else...
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